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Dec 03 2009

Cupid's arrow by Isabelle Merlin

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Random House, 2009. ISBN 978174166 4379.
(Age 12+) Recommended. An intriguing and mysterious plot, extremely well written and full of fascinating twists and turns. Fleur Griffin's mother inherits a library of a renowned French collector.She and her mother travel to the ancient town of Avallon to find the author murdered and the scene is highly influenced by the obsession with the legends of King Arthur. Fleur meets the fascinating Remy who lives in the woods with his hermit mother. Descriptions of the country side, the sweet smelling arboretums, the venerable historical buildings bring the French countryside to life.The mystery deepens but Fleur and Remy use wile and the internet to find the person who committed the murders.It's a gripping read. Early senior school girls particularly should enjoy it.
Sue Nosworthy

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